Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fred Lampropoulos has been in the medical device industry for more than 30 years. After serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Utah Medical, Lampropoulos founded Merit Medical Systems, Inc., in 1987, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Lampropoulos has invented and holds more than 200 patents on devices used in the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardiac, peripheral, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary conditions.
He is also highly involved in his community and serves on many boards. Lampropoulos is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology and CEO of the Year. He was inducted into the Utah Business Hall of Fame.
Lampropoulos is a former Special Forces Officer and an Honorary Colonel in the Utah National Guard. He holds several honorary doctorates, including Doctorate in Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, recognizing his contribution to and development of industry and education within the state of Utah.